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Random music news for Wednesday, April 12, 2023

If you’re of a certain age, MAD magazine was once your bible. If that was you, here’s some sad news. And here’s how it was done. I’ll try to be more cheerful with music news for April 12, 2023.

  1. Metallica is launching a marching band competition. You read that correctly.
  2. YouTube Music is about to launch real-time lyrics for Android and iOS
  3. The end of the music business. Discuss.
  4. Jane’s Addiction says they want to honour Taylor Hawkins as they move forward.
  5. Now that Taylor Swift is single, this guy thinks he has a chance.
  6. But is Tay-Tay really single? Swifties smell a hoax.
  7. And here’s a guy who sees left-wing conspiracy theories everywhere, including AM radios.
  8. King Charles now has an official coronation emoji.
  9. The latest 80s band to get back together: Frankie Goes to Hollywood. It’s a Eurovision thing.
  10. Interesting list: Live versions of a song that are better than the studio version.
  11. Apple lost a trademark dispute to a NYC jazz musician.
  12. Spotify CEO Daniel Ek apparently likes banana slices on pizza.
  13. How about an unreleased re-do of David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance?”
  14. Into both Metallica and Super Mario 64? Then this is for you.
  15. Gordon Lightfoot has canceled all Canadian and US dates this year. He’s in poor health. (From a press release.)

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